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Gateway Arch

St. Louis, Missouri

Gateway Arch at Sunrise, Jefferson Expansion Memorial National Monument, St. Louis, Missouri

The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a 630-foot-tall stainless steel structure that rises high above the Mississippi River. Construction of the building was completed in 1965. For many years, the surrounding park was named, "Jefferson Expansion Memorial National Monument", until being re-designated as Gateway Arch National Park in 2018. The site is also historically significant for being the start of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

About the Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is an architectural marvel that stands tall in St. Louis, Missouri. Its unique design and construction make it a significant landmark in the United States. Let's dive into the fascinating details of this iconic structure.

Overview of the Architectural Design and Construction

The Gateway Arch is a stunning monument created to symbolize the westward expansion of the United States. Its graceful and sleek structure is the result of the imaginative mind of architect Eero Saarinen. The graceful curved shape represents a gateway to the west, making it a powerful and symbolic presence.

Constructed between 1963 and 1965, the Arch stands at an impressive height of 630 feet, making it the tallest arch in the world. Its stainless steel exterior shines brightly against the backdrop of the Mississippi River and the St. Louis skyline, commanding attention from miles away.

Engineers faced numerous challenges during the construction process. The use of an innovative inverted catenary curve proved instrumental in ensuring the stability and strength of the Arch. This curve, found in a hanging chain, allowed the Arch to support its weight efficiently, even in turbulent weather conditions.

Materials Used

The Gateway Arch's exterior is constructed entirely out of stainless steel, giving it a modern and striking aesthetic. Approximately 900 tons of steel were used to build the Arch, allowing it to withstand the test of time. The stainless steel panels were carefully shaped and welded in an intricate process to achieve the iconic curved design.

The interior of the Arch is just as extraordinary as its exterior. Visitors can experience a unique tram ride to the top of the Arch, where they can admire breathtaking views of St. Louis and the surrounding areas. The tram cars are made of aluminum, ensuring a lightweight yet sturdy experience for visitors.

The Arch showcases excellent craftsmanship and engineering, making it an inspiration for architects and engineers around the world. Its design and use of materials truly make it a masterpiece of American architecture.

Year Photographed: 2006

Museum-Quality: TruLife® Acrylic Face Mount Print - Ready To Hang

Museum-Quality: TruLife® Acrylic Face Mount Print - Ready To Hang

The most luxurious of fine art prints, TruLife® Acrylic face mount prints have a 3d-like appearance due to the print being sandwiched between museum-quality acrylic and a solid backer medium. The paper is specifically made for face mounted prints and features a pearl-like luminescence. When light hits the acrylic, it refracts through the artwork and gives off an appearance of having been illuminated from within. These are the most vibrant and detailed prints I offer. Acrylic prints are best suited for hanging in homes.

I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise

This hand-polished, ready-to-hang print includes a 1/8" acrylic face mount with a clear acrylic or Comatex backing and a back mounted floating frame.

Free shipping within the United States up to 72". Please contact me for Canada & international shipping fees.

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Gallery-Quality: ChromaLuxe Metal Edge Mount - Ready To Hang

Gallery-Quality: ChromaLuxe Metal Edge Mount - Ready To Hang

Dye-sublimation ChromaLuxe metal prints have excellent contrast and saturation which make for a modern, eye-catching fine art photography print. ChromaLuxe prints are weather-resistant and the most durable print substrate available which make them ideal for high-traffic locations including hospitals, hotels, offices and restaurants.

My ChromaLuxe metal prints come with a glossy finish featuring vibrant, saturated colors. The edge mount frame is 1.3" thick and comes ready to hang. The back of the print includes my signature backstamp. I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.

Free shipping within the United States up to 72". Please contact me for Canada & international shipping fees.

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Standard: Canson Infinity Fine Art Print - Ready To Frame

Gateway Arch print

Canson Infinity prints are printed on 100% museum-grade cotton papers with a matte or lustre finish which has the vibrancy of glossy papers without the reflections. With a high Dmax, Canson prints have rich colors and deep blacks. At 310 gsm, these fine art prints feel substantial when held and is one of the most archival papers on the market with a rating of over 200 years.

Each print features a one-inch white border around the live image area to provide maximum flexibility while framing. Loose prints are the ideal choice for interior designers or collectors who plan to work with a professional framer. I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.

I can either ship directly to you or your framer of choice. Free shipping within the United States. Please contact me for Canada & international shipping fees.

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